Install DD-WRT on Cisco E1200

The Cisco E1200 is a relatively inexpensive wireless access point. I bought one from Amazon for under $50 dollars. It’s a Wireless-N device with transmit speeds to up to 300mbps. It operates in the 2.4Mhz band, with two internal antennas, and four Fast Ethernet ports. It comes with Cisco Connect, and support for IPV6, as well as a guest access feature.

It gets even better. Starting in the spring of this year, DD-WRT open-source firmware is now supported on this device. DD-WRT will give the Cisco E1200 stability, and features that you normally see only on high-end wireless routers. With DD-WRT, you can create virtual networks or guest networks just like on the original Cisco firmware. Plus, you’ll get a ton of other features.

You can purchase the E1200 for under $50 dollars. There are two versions of the E1200. Depending on what you end up with, you can download the appropriate DD-WRT firnware for the E1200 version 1 or version 2.

Finally, here’s a screenshot of my Cisco E1200 running DD-WRT.